|Total Eclipse of the Sun - NASA|
On December 3, 2002, people in Australia received a rare 32-second celestial show as the moon completely obscured the sun, creating a ring of light. Solar eclipses provide experts an opportunity to study the sun's outer atmosphere, called the corona. This total eclipse was the first to cover Australian shores since 1976. The next is not predicted to occur for several more decades. While people in Australia were observing the solar eclipse, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft...
Keywords: Total Eclipse of the Sun; What -- Moon; What -- Opportunity; What -- SOHO; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; What -- Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope; Where -- Australia
|Eclipse View from the ISS - NASA|
The International Space Station (ISS) was in position to view the umbral (ground) shadow cast by the moon as it moved between Earth and the sun during a solar eclipse on March 29, 2006. This astronaut image captures the umbral shadow across southern Turkey, northern Cyprus and the Mediterranean Sea. Credit: NASA
Keywords: Eclipse View from the ISS; What -- International Space Station (ISS); What -- Moon; What -- Earth; What -- Sun; Where -- Northern Cyprus; Where -- Cyprus; Where -- Mediterranean Sea
|2008 Solar Eclipse Diamond Ring - NASA|
This "diamond ring" image shows the Aug. 1, 2008, solar eclipse at a point when the moon almost completely covered up the body of the sun. Credit: The Exploratorium
Keywords: 2008 Solar Eclipse Diamond Ring; What -- Moon; What -- Sun
|Arctic Eclipse - NASA|
NASA's Terra satellite was rounding the top of the globe, making its way from the eastern tip of Siberia and across the Arctic Ocean towards northern Norway and northwest Russia, when it captured this unique view of a total solar eclipse on Aug. 1, 2008. The circular disk of the Moon casts an oval-shaped shadow across the left edge of this image. In the region of totality, where the Moon entirely obscures the Sun, the shadow is complete...
Keywords: Arctic Eclipse; What -- Terra; What -- Moon; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; What -- Snapshot; Where -- Arctic Ocean; Where -- Norway
|GOES-10 Captures Solar Eclipse Sequence - NASA|
The GOES-10 satellite captured this image sequence on Feb. 26, 1998, during a solar eclipse. The images show the path of the moon's shadow across the surface of the Earth. "GOES" stands for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. > View image sequence as an animated GIF Image credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, using data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration GOES
Keywords: GOES-10 Captures Solar Eclipse Sequence; What -- GOES 10; What -- Earth; What -- Environmental Satellite; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
|Martian Moons Transit the Sun - NASA|
The upper-left of these images shows the passing, or transit, of the Martian moon Deimos across the sun. This event is similar to solar eclipses seen from Earth in which our moon crosses in front of the sun. The bottom three images show Phobos, Mars's other moon, transiting the sun. The potato-shaped Phobos is roughly 15 miles across, about twice the size of Deimos. Deimos appears so much smaller because it is also a bit more than twice as far away from Mars as Phobos is...
Keywords: Martian Moons Transit the Sun; What -- Moon; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER); What -- Opportunity
|2008 Solar Eclipse at Totality - NASA|
This image shows the Aug. 1, 2008, solar eclipse at the point of totality, when the moon completely blocks out the body of the sun, revealing the normally hidden, halo-like corona. Credit: The Exploratorium
Keywords: 2008 Solar Eclipse at Totality; What -- Moon
|The Rare Venus Transit - NASA|
NASA joined the world June 8, 2004, in viewing a rare celestial event, one not seen by any person now alive. The "Venus transit" -- the apparent crossing of our planetary neighbor in front of the sun -- was captured from the unique perspective of NASA's sun-observing TRACE spacecraft. The top image shows Venus on the eastern limb of the sun. The faint ring around the planet comes from the scattering of its atmosphere, which allows some sunlight to show around the edge of the otherwise dark plane...
Keywords: The Rare Venus Transit; What -- Sun; What -- TRACE; What -- Venus; What -- Earth
|STEREO Sees Lunar Transit - NASA|
This transit of the moon across the sun on Feb. 25, 2007, could not be seen from Earth. This sight was visible only from the STEREO-B spacecraft in its orbit about the sun, trailing behind the Earth. NASA's STEREO mission consists of two spacecraft launched in October 2006 to study solar storms. When STEREO-B captured this image, it was about one million miles from the Earth. That's about 4.4 times farther away from the moon than we are on Earth...
Keywords: STEREO Sees Lunar Transit; What -- Moon; What -- Sun; What -- Earth; What -- STEREO B; What -- STEREO
|Aug. 1 Solar Eclipse Image Sequence - NASA|
On August 1, a total solar eclipse was visible in parts of Canada, northern Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia and China. The eclipse swept across Earth in a narrow path that began in Canada's northern province of Nunavut and ended in northern China's Silk Road region. Though the eclipse was not visible in most of North America, NASA TV and the Exploratorium made streaming video of the event available online...
Keywords: Aug. 1 Solar Eclipse Image Sequence; What -- Earth; What -- Sun; Where -- Mongolia; Where -- China
|2010 Eclipse, Composite Image - NASA|
A solar eclipse photo (gray and white) from the Williams College Expedition to Easter Island in the South Pacific (July 11, 2010) was embedded with an image of the Sun's outer corona taken by the Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) on the SOHO spacecraft and shown in red false color. LASCO uses a disk to blot out the bright sun and the inner corona so that the faint outer corona can be monitored and studied...
Keywords: What -- Solar Dynamics Observatory; What -- SOHO; What -- Sun; What -- Moon; Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)